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UNESCO conference on linguistic and cultural diversity opened in Yakutsk
From June 28 to July 3, the UNESCO conference "Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Cyberspace" will be held in Yakutsk.
The main theme of the event will be the formation and implementation of policies for the preservation and development of languages. Participants will discuss the development of legislative tools and institutions to support linguistic diversity, the role of the Internet as an environment for preserving cultural identity, problems and opportunities for the internationalization of languages, etc.
The head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Egor Borisov, addressing the greetings of the conference participants, stressed the relevance of using information and communication technologies to preserve linguistic and cultural diversity.
“Representatives of more than 120 nationalities live in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Preservation and development of national languages, cultures, customs and traditions is a priority of our regional policy. A lot of work is being done to ensure the development of the Yakut and Russian languages, the native languages of the indigenous minorities, "Borisov said.